2019 Challenge for SDG 13 _ Lead 2030 Challenge for Climate Action


Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 12801

Opportunity Description

 Challenge Outline _ the 2030 Challenge for SDG 13 – Supported by Asahi is focused on “Climate Action and Sustainable Agriculture”.

Application deadline: 20th March 2020.

As climate change is impacting every country on each continent today, weather-related risks to livelihoods, food safety, and water supply among others are predicted to rise with global warming. Farmers are one of the most vulnerable groups to global warming in both developing and developed countries, and are a bedrock of every food supply chain we are consuming today. So, it is urgently needed to step up efforts to help smallholder farmers particularly cope with current challenges and to adjust to future climate conditions. Beyond combatting climate change, actions to decrease harmful emissions are immediately required with Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) where account for 23% of humans’ greenhouse emissions.

As long as overcoming climate change problems needs new technologies and support to develop new skills that can improve adaptive capabilities and reduce the effects of a changing climate, Asahi is not only proud to annihilate its own climate impact a part of its Carbon Zero campaign but also to support the Lead 2030 Challenge for SDG 13. The purpose of the program is to discover solutions that will contribute to the future of sustainable agriculture through supporting and strengthening farmers’ positions to reduce their emissions.

The challenge invites innovative solutions from creative young innovators that:

  1. Enhance the climate resistance of crops via durable practices.
  2. Mitigate on-farm GHG emissions, energy or water utilization by new technologies (e.g. digital solutions).
  3. Help formers in bolstering their creativity and bettering access to information, spreading awareness of climate hazards and as well as upskilling training.
  4. Farm to fork (and bottle): entire supply chain solutions to mitigate GHG emissions.


The following criteria need to be taken into account:

  1. Being clearly aligned with SDG 13 (as described above).
  2. Being youth-led: established by a person between 18-30 years old.
  3. Being focused: well-specified timeframe. Determined key stakeholders and beneficiaries, and suggested reasonable outcomes.
  4. Proven: currently available. In current or previous implantation phase.
  5. Effective: solutions must lead to s positive social impact like creating jobs, developing skills, etc.
  6. Measurable: effects of proposed solutions must be measurable enough.
  7. Financial viability: must be able to gain efficiency and to survive independently through the generated resources or absorbed donations/investments.
  8. Scalable: potential to function after expanding in size or scope or being shifted to other areas.



The winning solutions will be awarded:

A USD 50,000 from Asahi

A 12-month mentorship form a team of Asahi professionals. The mentorship team will work to fasten your solutions based on your institution or initiative, such as:

  • Business strategy
  • Best practices for data gathering
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Product design

How to apply?

To apply for the CHALLENGE, applicants should fill out the online application and submit it.

Apply online


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